RomaPress – Roma midfielder Gonzalo Villar’s transfer to Monza has been paused after a last-minute request from the newly promoted side.
Last week, the Spaniard’s agent Alejandro Camaño confirmed to RomaPress his client was nearing a permanent switch to the Biancorossi. The midfielder agreed to sign a four-year deal with the club, initially joining on loan with the deal made permanent next summer.
Roma and Monza agreed to deal worth €7 million in total plus a potential €2 million in bonuses. The bonus structure of the operation was tied to the latter avoiding relegation and ensuring their place in Serie A.
In fact, both clubs and even Villar himself expected to undergo his medical examinations last weekend to finalise the move.
Before completing the documents, though, Monza approached the Giallorossi about possibly altering the fee structure of the operation, hoping to remove the bonuses tied to avoiding relegation.
However, Roma immediately rejected the request, prompting the newly promoted side to put the deal on hold.